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Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000

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Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000

The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 is a wireless optical mouse for the notebook, created and manufactured by Microsoft. It is 3.68 inches in length, 2.22 inches in width, 1.47 inches in depth and weighs approximately 4.5 ounces.

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The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 can be used as a media remote. It allows users to use the mouse for multimedia presentations and control digital entertainment from the c…

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Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000

The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 is a wireless optical mouse for the notebook, created and manufactured by Microsoft. It is 3.68 inches in length, 2.22 inches in width, 1.47 inches in depth and weighs approximately 4.5 ounces.

Features

The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 can be used as a media remote. It allows users to use the mouse for multimedia presentations and control digital entertainment from the comfort of the living room sofa. It also has an on/off switch to turn off the 3-in-1 device to extend the battery life even longer. Besides that, the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 is able to connect wirelessly right out of the box with the 2.4 GHz Bluetooth. The high definition laser technology used in the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 allows precise, responsive and delivers smooth tracking. In addition to that, the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 is capable of acting as a laser pointer, pointing out essential information during presentations. The Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 comes with an innovative industrial design that looks sleek and stylish on any desktop. Furthermore, the mouse uses a feature called the magnifier. The Magnifier on Microsoft mouse products is like a magnifying glass that is held on the computer screen. With a simple press and hold motion, the Magnifier enlarges the area of the screen that fits inside the lens. It also has a 4-way scrolling capability which allows the mouse to scroll up, down, left, and right. This allows users for a more efficient way to navigate documents, spreadsheets, and Web pages. The mouse also provides users with wireless freedom allowing users to move with the wireless mouse and keyboard without worrying about tangled wires. It also is designed for notebook PCs. It is compact and comfortable and is design for convenience and mobility.

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I bought the MS wireless notebook presenter mouse 8000 a couple of weeks ago, intending to give it away as a present. It proved that the friend it was intented for, already had it, didn't like it and was using another wifi/bluetooth mouse, that didn't need an adapter. So, what better than use it myself I thought. Unwrapped it, installed all the latest software and was happy. It's nice, it's easy to use, no click is heard, which is cool because it's often annoying to hear all this click-click around you. Scrolls superfast and accurate. Downsides now: You need the special software to make 100% use of its functions, meaning you cannot use it as a presenter at a conference where you're not using your own laptop. The button to release the batter hatch is unnecessary large and sometimes you open it by mistake. Once you're in presenter mode, using the downside buttons and you want to click on something in the presentation, other than back/forward, it's not possible! You have to get back to normal mouse mode to do so…well…imagine you're in the middle of the room, presenting…then you need to look at the mouse, click to turn it back to normal mode, find something to put it on and use it to click on the diagram/video etc you want to show in the slide (and we often do with the new powerpoint, don't we dear microsoft?). So, I was quite frustrated with all this, but thought I can live with that and the laser is quite nice, although, had I bought one, it would have been green.

What happened next? Oh, yes, my mouse fell down on the carpet once and the button that switches from normal/mouse mode to presenter mode stopped functioning. So, I have a normal mouse for 65 euros!!! Ah yes, the laser still works, but when i try to push the button, since being in mouse mode, by mistake i alwasy push one or more of the mouse buttons as well and change slides…bugger… but…it's a nice mouse.…for 65 euros!

Conclusion: This mouse was a nice idea, but the next version still needs a lot of work. In detail, it should be more robust. It should not require special software so you can use it on any pc available. you should be able to click on videos, etc. in the slide..maybe by an extra button on the downside, don't really know.

Verdict: Buy it only if you use it for presentations to small groups from your desk or vicinity of your own laptop, so you can switch easily from mouse to presenter mode.

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